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Cheikhou Kouyaté’s Biography: All you need to know about Cheikhou Kouyaté



Cheikhou Kouyaté

, a Senegal professional footballer, plays as a defensive midfielder or center-back for Nottingham Forest and the Senegal national team.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Biography

Born on December 21, 1989, Kouyaté began his football career in 1996 with ASC Yego Dakar. He was scouted by RWDM Brussels in 2006 and signed a youth contract. He moved to Anderlecht at 19, making 206 appearances and winning the Belgian First Division A four times. In 2014, he joined West Ham United in the Premier League and transferred to Crystal Palace for £9.5 million.

Kouyaté has been a key figure for the Senegal national team, representing them in two FIFA World Cup tournaments and four Africa Cup of Nations. In August 2022, he signed a two-year contract with Premier League club Nottingham Forest.

He made his debut in a draw with Everton and scored his first goal in a match against Bournemouth. Kouyaté's versatility in both defensive and midfield roles has solidified his reputation as a skilled and reliable footballer.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Age

He is 34 years old as of 2024, born on December 21, 1989.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Height

His height is  1.89 meters.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Parents

Cheikhou is the son of Mr. Bangiougou Kouyate.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Wife

Kouyaté is married to Zahra Mbow.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Children

Reportedly, he has one child, but his identity is kept private.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Net Worth

As of now, Cheikhou's estimated net worth is £24 million.

Cheikhou Kouyaté Career

Kouyaté began his footballing career in 1996 with ASC Yego Dakar and was scouted by RWDM Brussels in 2006. He played ten league appearances for the first team between 2007 and 2008. Kouyaté moved to Anderlecht in 2014, making 153 league appearances and scoring four goals in five seasons.

He signed for West Ham United in 2014 and scored his first goal in a 2–1 defeat to Arsenal. He scored his first goal in a 2–1 draw with Manchester United in 2015 and scored his third goal in a 2–2 draw with Norwich City in 2017.

Kouyaté was sent off twice during the 2015–16 season and was dismissed in a Premier League game against Crystal Palace in April. He signed a two-year contract with Premier League club Nottingham Forest in August 2022.



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